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LeaseWeb has expanded into Pacnet's Singapore's facility

LeaseWeb has expanded into Pacnet’s Singapore’s facility

Cloud and colocation provider LeaseWeb announced that it has expanded its reach into Asia with the launch of a new cloud datacentre in Singapore. The company said Singapore, with its proximity to large multinationals and a robust financial services sector, is a strategic location that will become an increasingly important market for cloud providers.

The company, one of the few to boast over five nines availability, is hosting the datacentre at Pacnet’s Singapore CloudSpace II facility, the country’s first Tier III datacentre which launched in January this year.

“Our ambitious growth plan calls for the rapid deployment of datacentres throughout the region. This will enable customers from Europe and the US to easily enter Asia Pacific markets, supported by our high-performance infrastructure solutions,” said Bas Winkel, managing director, LeaseWeb Asia Pacific.

Winkel said that Singapore is a strategic location for the company because of its attractiveness to multinational companies looking for a global datacentre footprint, and because of the rapid growth in demand for cloud services in the Asia Pacific region more broadly.

LeaesWeb currently operates 8 datacentres in the US, Holland, and Germany but the partnership with Pacnet, a major regional player, will see LeaseWeb expand further into facilities in Hong Kong, Sydney, and Tokyo.

“Customers can seamlessly deploy and manage their cloud infrastructure from anywhere in the world, backed by a global network. This allows them to bring their applications closer to end-users in the Asia Pacific region, leading to a better user experience, and in turn increase revenue,” he added.

The move could also open up lucrative contracts with the Singapore government, which has struck major partnerships with IT vendors in a bid to develop big data and cloud services for the public sector.

According to Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority the local cloud services market is growing at over 27 per cent annually, and is expected to grow at 33 per cent next year. It has looked to catalyse demand for cloud services with over 110 internal procurements as of April.